Long-time Seward District Judge Announces Retirement

Judge Alan Gless

District court Judge Alan G. Gless is retiring after more than 30 years as a judge in Seward and surrounding areas.

It was announced Thursday that Gless would retire from his position in the 5th Judicial District on Sept. 1.

"It has been a great honor and privilege to serve the citizens of the 5th Judicial District for the past 33 years," Gless shared upon his announcement. "I have greatly enjoyed my career as judge on both the county and the district court benches."

He had served as a judge for 33 years and produced many legal writings, such as: The History of Nebraska Law, Public Access to Nebraska State Court Records and Proceedings, Nebraska Probation Revocation - A Primer, Civil Case Appellate Standards of Review, A Simple Country Judge's Musings on the Use of History by Trial Lawyers and many other publications.

To fill the position, the Judicial Resources Commission will call a meeting to determine whether his retirement creates a judicial vacancy in the 5th District based on judicial workload statistics. The 5th Judicial District is made up of Boone, Butler, Colfax, Hamilton, Merrick, Nance, Platte, Polk, Saunders, Seward and York counties.